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'Exceptional teaching - they're not like teachers, more like guides. They know you so well they know how to explain things in a way you can understand...They really care about us and find it rewarding to see us develop'... Smaller...

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Personalised learning is at the heart of a Westbourne School education from Reception to Year 11. We concentrate on the individual boy and girl. Our ethos is about opportunity and challenge, without forgetting that learning is fun.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

'Exceptional teaching - they're not like teachers, more like guides. They know you so well they know how to explain things in a way you can understand...They really care about us and find it rewarding to see us develop'... Smaller scholarship set accelerated from year 7, take English language and science six months early and can choose to add an extra two subjects, further maths and astronomy.


Since 2004, Mr John Hicks MEd (50s). Educated at a grammar school, then Exeter and Kingston Universities; taught at schools in Weybridge, Cobham, London and an international school in Thailand. Teaches maths and sport; thoughtful and said by a parent to be 'very warm, when you get to know him, and parental with the children'. Three adult children; interests include travel, various sports, theatre and playing the guitar.


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Special Education Needs

All children are tested on entry to the school. In Y2-Y4 small groups of children are taken out on a daily basis to improve areas of weakness. In the upper school small groups are withdrawn for extra support with literacy and numeracy. In the senior school pupils are withdrawn for support in literacy, maths and study skills. Children also meet in small groups to improve visual, spatial and motor skills through games and activities. Specialist Dyslexia support is available from Mrs Reaney and Mrs Hulley.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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